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Author: Arthur Schulman
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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In 1800, irascible patriot Noah Webster set out to define the American language by collecting every word used in the U.S. "Websterisms" chronicles the labors of the man who is justifiably called the Founding Father of American English.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Noah Webster
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Schulman
ISBN: 9781416561361 1416561366
OCLC Number: 174134088
Description: ix, 291 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: A Nue merrykin dikshunary / Jill Lepore --
Preface to the 1828 dictionary / Noah Webster --
On reading Noah Webster / Arthur Schulman --
The dictionary / compiled by Arthur Schulman.
Responsibility: [with] introductory essay by Jill Lepore, an essay, "On reading Noah Webster," by Arthur Schulman, and Noah Webster's original preface.
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In 1800, irascible patriot Noah Webster set out to define the American language by collecting every word used in the U.S. "Websterisms" chronicles the labors of the man who is justifiably called the Founding Father of American English.

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